19 Parks in Ireland that you should visit - With photos & details

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19 Parks to explore in Ireland

A country in the north-western Europe. Ireland, or Republic of Ireland shares its only border with Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. It is surrounded by the ocean in all it's other sides. About 40% of the countries 5 million population lives in the greater city area of Dublin.

Adare Town ParkThe Village Hall, Blackabbey, Adare, Co. Limerick, Ireland

A beautiful park situated in the picturesque village of Adare. Adare Park consists of beautiful walks and pathways. The park is very well maintained with trimmed green spaces and colourful flower beds dotted all around. One feature of the park is the lovely thatched gazebo, which plays a part in village events and is a popular photographic background for the many weddings that take place in Adare all year round.

Antrim Lough Shore Park Car Park72 Lough Rd, Antrim BT41 4DQ, UK

A beautiful park situated on the shore of Lough Neagh and is a popular destination for visitors with its unique history, natural beauty, 5 star caravan park and nautical themed play park. The attractive surroundings make it the ideal spot to spend a few hours enjoying a picnic, feeding the swans or walking along the many pathways. The Six Mile Water River Path leads to Antrim Castle Gardens & Clotworthy House, one of the most unique

Benburb Valley ParkDungannon BT71 7JZ, UK

The park is a large open space with walks located on either side of the River Blackwater. The site is renowned for the Battle of Benburb and has a ruined castle located on the grounds. The riverside walks are clothed in mature woodland and provide an excellent opportunity to view rapids as the Blackwater charges through the valley. There are footbridges which provide access to the Canoe Trail downstream.

Donadea Forest ParkDonadea, Co. Kildare, W91 VK59, Ireland

Donadea Forest Park is situated in northwest Kildare and comprises of approximately 243 hectares of mixed woodland. It is part of the old Aylmer family estate. There are many historical features including the remains of the castle, walled gardens, church, tower, ice house, boat house and Lime Tree Avenue.

Dún a Rí Forest ParkR179, Mullantra, Kingscourt, Co. Cavan, Ireland

Dún na Rí Forest Park is a forest park is situated on the County Cavan-County Monaghan border, in Ireland. The park itself borders the Shercock and Carrickmacross roads more specifically at Magheracloone and Kingscourt. The park forms a part of the old Cabra Estate. The park is about 2 kmnorth of Kingscourt on the R179 road. It is a peaceful place with a lake, walled garden, open air sculptures and many attractions. There are several marked trails.

Ice House Hill ParkO'Hanlon Park, Demesne, Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland

A beautiful 20 acre public park established in 1995, which includes mature trees, possibly relics of the demesne. The parkland itself dates from the 17th century and contains a double-vaulted ice chamber. The restoration works included the integration of the parkland edge with the surrounding neighbourhood, the undergrounding of overhead cables and the construction of an ornamental boundary railing.

Jerpoint ParkJerpoint, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

Visit the unique Heritage Site in Jerpoint Park and enjoy a guided tour of the footprints of a deserted 12th Century Medieval town dating back to 1200AD. One of Ireland's best examples of a deserted 12th Century medieval town', a quote from The Heritage Council of Ireland. It was founded by either Earl Marshall or Griffin Fitzwilliam in 12th century, just west of the Cistercian Abbey, where the main crossing of the River Nore was formed by a tole paying bridge.

Kilkenny Castle ParkCastle Rd, Gardens, Kilkenny, Ireland

This beautiful Kilkenny Castle Parkland boasts both formal and informal gardens. Set in Kilkenny City, the estate overlooks the Nore River and includes mature trees and shrubs as well as an ornamental lake. It includes all the walled demesne parkland to the south of Kilkenny Castle and the formal terraced gardens to the north comprising a total of 50 acres.  Today it is open to visitors all year round and is largely a Victorian remodelling of the thirteenth century defensive Castle.

Loughgall Country ParkMain St, Loughgall, Armagh BT61 8HZ, UK

Loughgall Country Park is a rural haven of relaxation and recreation. A diverse spectrum of activities ranging from golf to walking, fishing to tennis make this spacious complex a mecca for families, sports enthusiasts and those merely in search of a helping of tranquility. The emphasis, indeed, is very much on family pursuits. Walking, cycling, a children’s play area, golf, fishing, an adventure trail, trim trail, football pitch and tennis courts are just some of the amenities on offer.

Mullingar Park2 Pearse St, Bellview, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, Ireland

A beautiful public park  situated in the centre of Mullingar, a town in County Westmeath, Ireland. The park includes a wide variety of playgrounds, a swimming pool and a large pond near the centre. On 22 July 2016, the park became one of 22 public spaces in Ireland to be awarded a Green Flag.

Palace Demesne Public ParkArmagh BT60 4EN, UK

This is an idela place to visit as it is a walking distance from the city. This 200 year old parkland is a great place to take the family as it contains a playpark, outdoor gym and many different walks.

Peatlands Park33 Derryhubbert Rd, Dungannon BT71 6NW, UK

Peatlands Park is a large lowland raised bog that has been extensively cut for turf in the past. It represents one of the largest areas of degraded raised bog in Northern Ireland. The park holds two natural reserves predating the park itself, Annagarriff and Mullenakill , established in 1980. Of the two, Annagarriff is thought to be home to the only colony of Scottish wood ants in Ireland.

Scarva Park48 Moody Park, Scarva, Craigavon BT63 6LU, UK

A Green Flag Award winning village park situated approximately halfway between Banbridge Town and Tandragee. provides a quiet retreat for walking and relaxing in a tranquil environment. With a pond full of inquisitive waterfowl, small wooded areas and open grasslands the park is a hive of activity for native biodiversity. This Park is accessible to traffic and pedestrians from the main street with a close proximity to the school making the site an important educational tool.

Sligo Folk ParkMillview House, Ardkeeran, Riverstown, Co. Sligo, F52 TX06, Ireland

Sligo Folk Park is located in the beautiful village of Riverstown, County Sligo, which was set in the grounds of the authentically restored Millview House. It provides a true experience of rural life and Irish heritage at the turn of the 19th Century.  Stroll around the park and visit the wonderful museum and evocative exhibition hall which houses one of Ireland’s finest collections of rural history and agricultural artefacts.

Thoor BallyleeThoor Ballylee, Ballylee, Co. Galway, Ireland

Rinville park is a local recreational area south of Galway and Oranmore. There are numerous hiking trails passing through forests and pastures and in the centre of the park, a tower house with surrounding outbuildings can be visited.

Tralee Town ParkCloonalour, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Tralee Town Park is situated in the heart of Tralee. It covers 35 acres but during the 18th century, it covered more. It is one of the largest urban public parks in Ireland. It is located in the heart of Tralee off Denny Street and adjacent to the Kerry County Museum. It is also the home of Ireland's National Folk Theatre Siamsa Tíre.

Tullamore Town Park7-, 9 Cormac St, Kilcruttin, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland

The town park is located in an important strategic position within the town with entrances from Main Street and Cormac Street. There are so many things to see and do here and also it offers a beautiful nature walk also.

Ward River Valley ParkMoatview Court, Priorswood, Dublin, P24 FP23, Ireland

Ward River Valley Park is a park in Ireland and has an elevation of 23 metres. Ward River Valley Park is situated west of The Old Vicarage, close to Kim Archibold Memorial. There are viewing points, picnic sites and sports pitches, Swords Town Park which includes a playground and tennis courts and Swords Castle forms part of this park.

William Redmond Memorial Park.Spawell Rd, Townparks, Wexford, Co. Wexford, Ireland

A beautiful park which was opened in May of 1931 as a memorial for Wexford-born politician and soldier, Major Willie Redmond.  The park has a number of benches and picnic tables; including this make-shift chair, which was carved from the stump of a tree.